- Inside Athletics
|Mt. Vernon Nazarene (3-3-1)||2||4||6|
|Mount Vernon, OH|
|1||10:33||Dayna Setzler (Mt. Vernon Nazarene)|
|1||20:23||Megan Griffith (Mt. Vernon Nazarene)|
|2||49:08||Casey Apple (Mt. Vernon Nazarene)|
|2||65:26||Brittney Bogantz (Mt. Vernon Nazarene)|
|2||66:45||Amy Weaver (Mt. Vernon Nazarene)|
|2||67:06||Kristen Davis (Mt. Vernon Nazarene)|
|Marygrove||Indv. Leaders||Mt. Vernon Nazarene|
|None||Goals||6 Players - 1|
|None||Assists||#12 Sara Lipstraw - 2|
|2 Players (#10,#18) - 3||Shots||#27 Brittney Bogantz - 4|
|#0 Rachel Gilmore - 8||Saves||#32 Lexus Andolino - 2|
|Marygrove||Team Statistics||Mt. Vernon Nazarene|
|8 (2)||Shots (on goal)||23 (14)|
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – The high octane offense of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Cougars (3-3-1) was in top form Tuesday (Sept. 10) against a Mustang defense still trying to find their shape with new members on the back line. The host Cougars, fresh off a 10-0 victory over Union (Ky.), continued their scorching pace as of late with a 6-0 victory over the Mustangs (1-4).
With no goals hitting the back of the net in Ohio, the Mustangs have now been held scoreless in all four of their losses (1-4) to begin the season.
Perhaps Tuesday's match could have had a different complexion if an early Jessica Trimmer (Farmington Hills, Mich./North Farmington) chance on net could have snuck past the Cougar defense in the box. The unlucky finish to the chance led to a quick turn of events as Mount Vernon pulled away a short time later.
"Simply put, we just didn't match the intensity of Mount Vernon today," said head coach Tony Williams. "The girls had a long trip down here, but we must adjust to the road trip environment before entering our conference schedule. Despite the loss, I look forward to getting back to the practice field to work on a few things before our next time out."
Coach Williams and the Mustangs will have a considerable amount of time to prepare for their next match. On Sept. 21, the Mustangs will test their road mettle once again when they travel to St. Mary-of-the-Woods in Indiana. The match will be followed days later with another road trip – this time at NCAA D2 Ursuline College. Last season, the Mustangs upset the Arrows at Marygrove, 2-1.